Bug#746442: Please make /etc/rc.local non-executable by default

Jonathan de Boyne Pollard J.deBoynePollard-newsgroups at NTLWorld.COM
Fri Nov 16 00:20:30 GMT 2018

Josh Triplett:

> (Personally, I *wish* that /etc/rc.local didn't exist at all by 
> default and you had to *create* it if you wanted it used.)
So too did Lennart Poettering.

* https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=734268

Matthew Dillon went a step further, and deleted /etc/rc.local from 
FreeBSD in December 1998 making that very situation the case.  OpenBSD's 
/etc/rc and the backwards compatibility mechanisms in Mewburn rc and 
systemd also permit it to not exist at all.

* http://jdebp.eu./FGA/rc.local-is-history.html

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